UFC superstar Conor McGregor is set to provide at least £ 2.2 million ($ 3 million) this weekend for his return to the Octagon.
The Notorious will be back in the cage early Sunday morning in the UFC 264 Main Event for a trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier.
Conor McGregor will renew his rivalry with Dustin Poirier this weekend at UFC 264Photo credit: UFC
The Notorious will get another payday for its second appearance in 2021Photo credit: INSTAGRAM @ THENOTORIOUSMMA
McGregor, 32, will seek revenge on the former interim lightweight champion he knocked out at UFC 178 six years ago.
The Irishman was stopped by The Diamond in the January rematch in Abu Dhabi.
The former two-division champion had deposited £ 2.2million before receiving his respective pay-per-view points.
And it goes without saying that he will earn the same amount for his rubber match with the American.
Fan favorite Poirier is well on the way to taking home far more than the £ 110,714 ($ 150,000) he made last year for his grueling five-round war with Dan Hooker.
The Louisianan signed an eight-bout deal with the UFC prior to his rematch with The Notorious, although details of his wallet were not disclosed.
The total earnings of both men for their series maker will be significantly increased by their respective cuts in pay-per-view purchases.
Scroll down to see the bitter rivals’ latest guaranteed wallets:
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Conor McGregor’s last four guaranteed wallets
UFC 257: Poirier vs McGregor II – Poirier def. McGregor via KO (Round 2) – £ 2,200,000 (then $ 3 million)
UFC 246: McGregor vs Cowboy – McGregor def. Cowboy via TKO (Round 1) – £ 2,364,000 (then $ 3 million)
UFC 229: Khabib vs McGregor – Nurmagomedov def. McGregor on Filing (Round 4) – £ 2,432,000 (then $ 3 million)
UFC 205: Alvarez v McGregor – Def.Eddie Alvarez via TKO (Round 2) – £ 2,391,000 (then $ 3 million)
Conor McGregor will take home a cool £ 2.2 million for his guaranteed wallet
The last three Dustin Poirier Guaranteed Wallets revealed
UFC on ESPN 12: Poirier vs Hooker – Poirier def. Hooker on unanimous decision (£ 110,714.25 ($ 150,000)
UFC 242: Khabib vs Poirier – Nurmagomedov def. Poirier on filing (Round 3) – £ 184,671 ($ 250,000)
UFC 236: Holloway vs Poirier – Poirier def. Holloway by unanimous decision – £ 184,671 ($ 250,000)
Poirier recently announced that his payday for beating McGregor is “five to ten times” what he would have earned if he had fought for the lightweight title in May.
He told EPSN: “I’m fighting for the belt, I wouldn’t have gotten pay-per-view, I wouldn’t have got a base salary of less than a third of my base salary for this fight, it just doesn’t make sense because I’m a price fighter.
“I don’t want to blow up the UFC or put out their numbers or the way we do business and make a big deal out of it.
“But if I make five to ten times the money to fight Conor again, I’ll be a father, husband, I have priorities.
“I wouldn’t have got a pay-per-view for the title fight, I had built-in pay-per-view points in the Conor fight, no question about it.
“I fight a little more freely, I can just go out and fight whatever happens tonight, you can just do your best and I think that will help me.”